Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Alpine 11
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ARCTIC Alpine 11 Rev. 2
2 weeks ago
Summary: Got this with my i5 4670K as it doesnt come with a fan so i had to pick anything til i got my self a liquid cooler as I'm not planning to oc for time being average temps are 45c - 50c 70c on heavy load . overall a really good cooler for the price I would put it on my old pc when i get a new one .
Pros: - very quiet - not bad cooling for the price - looks really good in the case
Cons: Well not much if you want to OC its just good as it is .
Summary: I bought this thinking it would hold me over until I bought a more expensive CPU fan. But this actually does the job. I don't plan on buying another fan. Keeps my i7 below 50C while gaming.
Pros: Keeps my CPU below 50C Quiet Cheap
Cons: Comes with thermal paste already applied ... I had to take time to clean it off, and almost ruined my motherboard! I placed it on the CPU mount to see if it was going to fit - thankfully I had the cover down!! I set it on the table and noticed the paste mark after I picked it back up. Not worth knocking an egg off, just annoying.
Summary: I have a small home based computer consulting/repair shop and these fans are great for late night or week-end repairs. Really makes my shop shine when I can pull new stock off the shelf at critical moments?
Pros: They work . . . They do what is needed. . . . Inexpensive Shelf Stock
Summary: -The lowest settings with my PWM CPU connector ran in the 1600RPM range and was too loud for my HTPC. I moved it to the 3-pin CPU2 connector and cranked it back to around 1100RPM. This made it nice and quiet and keeps my lower wattage G1620 about as cool as at the higher speeds the PWM provided. -Pay attention to the fin alignment in relation to the 1155 latch as show in the installation guide. One review site I visited had done it wrong.
Pros: - Much easier installation than I had expected due to some of the more negative reviews. - No memory overhang
Summary: If you follow the installation instructions, installation is easy. You don't have to remove the fan to install. Cooler and quieter than stock on my i7 3770. I prefer the installation of this fan over Intel's crazy stock method.
Pros: You're not going to beat this HSF for the price. If you aren't going to overclock and simply want a fan better than the stock, you should consider this fan.
Cons: A little hard to install. It also may not fit all motherboards. It fit my Mini-ITX H77N-wifi just fine. Also, be sure to look at the directions as far as how to install the mounts. It is possible to easily install them incorrectly. If you do, the heatsink won't even touch the processor!!!
Cons: I tried installing the mounting bracket to my supermicro c2sbx motherboard(Intel LGA775). It has been difficult to push the pins into the motherboard to secure the bracket. I have yet to install it because of this difficulty and I'll be buying a different heatsink now.
Summary: If you like the idea of spending 4 hours re-fabricating this heat sink to make it work then by all means buy it!
Cons: The fan was broke upon arrival. I tried to repair that with super glue but that failed. I had to fab another fan I had onto the heat sink. Then the heat sink would not make contact with the cpu. I had to take grinder to the mounting points to get it to make contact. The finish on the heat sink was that of 80 grit sand paper, absolutely terrible!